Published: Fri, January 05, 2018
Life&Culture | By Ben Goodman

Jeopardy! Pauses Production While Host Alex Trebek Recovers from Brain Surgery

Jeopardy! Pauses Production While Host Alex Trebek Recovers from Brain Surgery

The show's producer, Sony Pictures Entertainment, said in a statement that Trebek was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on December 15 and underwent surgery the following day.

Alex Trebek has had brain surgery for blood clots after a fall three months ago, producers of "Jeopardy!" said Thursday.

In a video message, Trebek thanked fans for their concern as word of his surgery spread.

After spending two days in the hospital, he returned home and is recuperating. The prognosis is excellent.

In fact, in his video announcement (above), the industry vet promised to be back filming Jeopardy! episodes "very, very soon".

Plane with 12 believed aboard crashes in Costa Rica
Authorities said although they have the names of the passengers form flight manifest, they are waiting to officially confirm the identities of the victims, The Associated Press reported.

The game show host is expected to make a full recovery and resume taping mid-January.

Jeopardy! debuted as a daytime show in 1964, and ran until 1975.

Trebek has had a history of health scares. He suffered a mild heart attack in 2012 and underwent knee surgery in 2015.

Trebek, 77, has been the host of Jeopardy! since its return to American television in 1984.

Watch Trebek's YouTube announcement below.

Like this: